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Masterpiece Episode: "The Lost Prince"

Season 34, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of “The Lost Prince,” a lavish two-part biopic of Queen Elizabeth II's epileptic and learning-disabled uncle, John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas), whose short life (1905-19) paralleled the dissolution of European royalty's gilded age. Prince John was “lost” to history because he was kept hidden from public view because of his odd behavior, which is apparent as the drama opens, in 1908.
Original Air Date: Oct 17, 2004
Guest Cast Ron Cook: Lloyd George John Rowe: Dr. Longhurst Roz McCutcheon: Fat Mary Ian Taylor: Footman with Butter Frank Finlay: Asquith Michael Gambon: Edward VII Daniel Williams: Young Prince John Craig Shenton: Bertie Miranda Richardson: Queen Mary Bill Nighy: Lord Stamfordham Tom Hollander: George V Richard Searle: Frantic Official Henry Cook: Henry Maggie McCourt: Lady in Waiting Mary Nighy: Young Mary Nastya Razduhova: Maria Nicholas Palliser: Knutsford Ingeborga Dapkunaite: Tsarina Alexandra Gina McKee: Lalla Ivan Marevich: Tsar Nicholas John Sessions: Mr. Hansell Martin Wimbush: Violinist Sam Page: Young Alexei David Barrass: Kaiser Wilhelm Jonathan Coy: Dr. Hetherington Henrietta Voigts: Suffragette Kate Manning: May Vanessa Ackerman: Olga David Westhead: Fred Dominic Colenso: David Bibi Andersson: Queen Alexandra Rollo Weeks: Prince George Matthew Thomas: Prince John Brock Everitt-Elwick: Young Georgie Fritha Goodey: Fine Looking Woman Holly Boyd: Tatiana

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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